Brazilian National Sentenced for Racketeering and Robbery Conspiracies

BOSTON – A member of Primeiro Comando da Massachusetts (“PCM”), a gang with Brazilian origins, was sentenced yesterday in connection with committing armed robberies and kidnapping.

Breno Henrique DaSilva, 22, a Brazilian national illegally residing in Somerville, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 108 months in prison. The defendant will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. On Oct. 15, 2020, DaSilva pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs by a pattern of racketeering and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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